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Review of MaxxTow Wheel Chocks - Adjustable Motorcycle Wheel Chock - MT70271

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MaxxTow Wheel Chocks - Adjustable Motorcycle Wheel Chock - MT70271 Review


Ellen: Hey everybody, I'm Ellen here at etrailer.com, and we're going to take a quick look at the Maxx Tow Adjustable Wheel Chock for your motorcycle. The nice thing about this is that it is a self-locking design, and it's a pretty sturdy, heavy duty wheel chock for rolling your motorcycle into and keeping it steady while you're transporting it, or while you have that motorcycle in a garage, or your shop, or wherever you might want to have it. As you can see, we'll have our base here, so this is what's actually going to get mounted to the floor. It does not come with any mounting hardware so you will have to pick that up on your own. Kind of depends on where you're going to be installing this and what kind of hardware that will require, so it's up to you there, but I'm going to go over some measurements with you and how this works to make sure that it's the right fit for your motorcycle.So you can see, we'll have that base, if we flip it around, the way that this will work is that you'll be able to roll the motorcycle in to this channel, and then as it goes forward, it flips that piece down and then it locks behind the wheel. So it's going to keep both sides of your wheel nice and secure, and it'll keep it from moving or rocking back and forth, especially in transport.

Has this nice front base here to give it that side to side stability, and there are a couple of little feet on the bottom that you can adjust or completely remove, and I think that these would probably be pretty handy for use in a truck bed, if you're going to be installing this in a truck, to accommodate for the corrugation.I'm going to take one of these off, because we have pretty good amount of adjustability for this little guy. It's about an inch in height for the threads there, so that's about how much you have to adjust up or down, or you can just completely remove it if you want to have it nice and level between the rest of the base. By having these in place it does raise it higher than the rest of the carrier, so that's something to keep in mind. Above these little feet there's an eye bolt to act as a nice tie-down for your motorcycle, so you can run some hooks for your straps through there, run it up to the rest of your motorcycle, keep everything nice and snug down.You might notice that this front brace is loose, that's just because I have it loosely installed here. It does have lock nuts, I just don't want to mess those up so I just have it loosely resting here.

Whenever you actually install this for real, that will be snugged up and it won't have any movement in it, but just something to keep in mind. To adjust for the different sizes of tires, it's pretty simple. You'll just pull this pin, and then adjust the front brace wherever you need it along those adjustment holes. Once to get it to the spot you want it, put that bolt through, and secure it with the clips. So pretty straightforward.It's coated in a very nice powder coat, so it shouldn't have any issues with rust or corrosion.

It feels pretty thick, so I imagine it'll probably last you a long time, so you shouldn't have to worry about this ever getting really rusty, especially if this is going to be out on a trailer, or in your truck bed, or something like that, where it's going to be more exposed to the elements, that's always important. It is made out of sturdy steel, so it's not going to wobble around on you. The base is all welded together, so this is one piece, and then we just have our front brace and our back brace that are attached, and then the support beam that goes on the front again. So just those pieces, but this main portion at the back that everything sits on is all welded together and it's one solid piece, so it's really sturdy.There are four mounting holes on the back that you'll actually be bolting into, so that's going to be the attachment point. I'm going to give you some measurements there, just so you have a reference.

They do recommend that you use all four of those holes on either side, so it should be pretty sturdy. So in between each one of those holes center to center it's about two and three quarter inches apart. It looks like they might be a little bit off from each other, this one is a little bit wider between those two, but about two and three quarter inches, about three inches between those, and then side to side here, looking at about eight inches right on.As far as the overall length, it's about 36 inches long, 35 inches wide, and then 16 inches tall to the top of that brace for the front of the wheel. This works with tire widths between three inches and five inches. So I've got about three inches of space at the bottom, and at the top here, it does open up to about six inches all the way out here, but you probably want to make sure that your wheel is sitting in there a bit more than just sitting right up at the top. As far as the wheel diameter, that this works with, anywhere between 15 and 22 inches. The distance between those adjustment holes, each one is an inch and a half apart, so it'll go up in inch and a half increments.That's pretty much all there is to it for our look at the Maxx Tow Adjustable self-locking Wheel Chock. I hope this has been helpful in deciding if this is going to be the right solution for you. We do have a lot of towing accessories for your motorcycles and all kinds of stuff here at etrailer.com, so check it out. Thanks for watching.


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